December 11, 2019

Where Have All The Traditional Conservative Rabbis Gone?

I guess I will begin with defining the word “traditional.” The fact is some reading this will hate my usage of the word and others will instantly relate to the feeling it invokes through an incalculable emotion. For this article I am defining “traditional” by a rabbi that leans towards observance, old-fashioned/old-school acceptance of law (even if modernized), and has an appreciation for the heimish. This is not labeled by gender or sexual orientation. With no better word than “traditional,” I will insert the common Jewish expression Ha’Mei’vin Ya’vene (those who know, will know) here as an intangible feeling about a specific rabbi or Jew.